No materials? No worries! This is available as a physical version and a digital version. This means you don’t need any locks or boxes to complete this end of the year activity! In this version, students must escape the school in order to go on summer vacation.
Escape rooms and breakout classrooms have found their way into today’s elementary classroom! They are such a great way to increase student engagement and to promote collaborative learning. This place value escape activity is a perfect way to culminate your year with FUN end of the year activities.
Here’s what’s included:
-Teacher Directions-including a link to a detailed blog post with example set-up pictures.
-Student Directions-easy to understand and student friendly.
-Clue 1-It’s time to help the art teacher clean up her materials. She displayed word puzzles (rebus puzzles)
on the wall, and before she can remove the puzzles from the wall, you must solve for the hidden
meaning inside each puzzle. Write the phrase that each picture represents on the recording sheet.
-Clue 2-Help your P.E. coach fill out the certificates for Field Day. You will need to complete the
field day logic puzzle to open the next lock.
-Clue 3-You will use some of your favorite books to complete the next challenge. You will receive library
cards for overdue books. To return the correct books, you must read the quote on the library card
and determine which book the quote is from.
***You only need five book quotes, but I have included 20 quotes to choose from. I also included blank
library cards, so you can create your own. I LOVE this activity, so I will use my remaining cards in a separate lesson.
-Clue 4-Clean out your desk/locker/cubby…whatever it is you keep your things in while at school. To clean
out your supplies, you need to match the supplies with the supply puzzle. To complete the puzzle, you
should reconstruct the squares so that all of the images match on every interior side. Once you complete the
puzzle, use the top three images and the decoder wheel to crack the code!
-These puzzles are not specific to any standard or grade level. Instead, this version is centered around critical thinking skills.
This can be used with Breakout Edu boxes or with your own boxes and locks. If you do not have boxes and locks, you may use the digital version, where students submit their answers on Google Forms.